Swann (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Canada, UK  |  
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Mary Swann, an Ontario farmer's wife, lead a fairly dull existence until she demonstrated a remarkable talent for poetry and became the darling of the literati. Tragically, she was ruthlessly slain by her own husband who then committed suicide. Mary's closest friend Rose is devastated by the death and so runs a small museum to keep Mary's memory alive. Sarah Maloney is a writer who wants to write a biography about Swann. Learning that a competitor has similar plans, Sarah hastily leaves Chicago and heads northward where she meets Rose. The ensuing friendship between the disparate women provides the film with some interesting comparison/contrasts.



woman, farmer's-wife, poet, murder/suicide, husband, friendship, writer, museum